Spending too long in the sun can damage your DNA. But what about if you retreat back to the shade? How long does it take to get back to normal?
Sunscreen is one of the most important ways to protect yourself from skin cancer – but to be reliable, it has to be tested on brave volunteers.
Our ancient ancestors didn’t have clothes or houses – but that constant exposure to the sun helped their skin protect itself from the worst sun damage.
UV absorbents and industrial antioxidants are used in many household goods to protect them from UV radiation. They can have an adverse impact on ecosystems.
Rising concern about possible environmental damage from the active ingredients in sunscreens could have ripple effects on public health if it causes people to use less of them.
It’s thought that up to 80% of skin ageing is the result of sun exposure.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
While sunscreen has the potential to reduce skin cancer for light-skinned people, it has never been shown to do the same for Black people. Yet that distinction is lacking in public health messaging.
What you need to know about blue light protection lotions.
Different sun creams work in different ways and protect against different ultra violet rays.
Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.
Laboratory studies suggest sunscreen chemicals are dangerous to coral reefs. But in real world conditions, that’s not true. Bleaching must have another cause.
A trip to the beach is a perfect opportunity to explore the peculiar properties of some fascinating fluids.
In Summer, you may need to be extra sun smart if you’re swallowing certain medications or putting them on your skin.
UV radiation can reflect off surfaces like sand or concrete, meaning shade doesn’t always prevent sunburn.
Sunscreens’ change in branding from health essential to beauty product could help us slop on more cream - but it also creates more ‘beauty work’ for women.
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here’s the evidence to convince them they’re wrong.
Spray, pump or roll-on? Matte, fragrance-free, oil-free? No wonder we’re confused when it comes to buying sunscreen.
Social media is popularising DIY sunscreen.